This sign was along the path I walked through Miyajima Island while exploring some of its many shrines and temples. This shrine filled island is very peaceful and people were all strolling around and appreciating the peaceful atmosphere. I couldn’t imagine anybody being in a hurry while exploring this lovely island. But just in case you were, it was good to know that you could reach the rope way station in 7 minutes if you were pressed for time!

Just in case you were in a hurry,  you could reach the rope way station in 7 minutes....if you run a little!!

Just in case you were in a hurry, you could reach the rope way station in 7 minutes….if you run a little!!

Another reason I loved exploring this island was because in the past, women were not allowed on the island. Even old people were shipped elsewhere to die, so that the ritual purity of the site would not be spoiled!!

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